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When it comes to the Rob Ford/22 Minutes sideshow the CBC failed big time, writes Mark Bourrie in the Torontoist.

 

When it comes to the Rob Ford/22 Minutes sideshow the CBC failed big time, writes Mark Bourrie in the Torontoist.

Bourrie says he’s not a CBC-basher. The CBC, he says, provides a vital function and Canada needs the network. It’s just that most Canadians don’t know the Toronto mayor, and most don’t hate him.

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“Those of us who live outside Toronto saw a woman in a silly costume chasing a man around his lawn, heaping scorn on him and stopping him from getting in his car,” he writes, “So when the score is tallied, we have some downtown Toronto people enjoying seeing their mayor on the run in his own front yard. But for CBC haters, moments like these help generate a most convenient fog, one that hides everything of value that the CBC does.”

For more, check out the article. It’s worth reading – even if you're one of those Canadians who doesn't care about Ford.